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abducent

abducent
Especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
A small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

abetment

abetment
(n.) The act of abetting; as, an abetment of treason, crime, etc.

abutment

abutment
(n.) State of abutting.
(n.) That on or against which a body abuts or presses
(n.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.
(n.) A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc.
(n.) In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil.

accident

accident
(n.) Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident.
(n.) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
(n.) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
(n.) A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute.
(n.) A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.
(n.) Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.
(n.) Unusual appearance or effect.

acescent

acescent
(a.) Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.
(n.) A substance liable to become sour.

adducent

adducent
(a.) Bringing together or towards a given point; -- a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent.

adherent

adherent
(a.) Sticking; clinging; adhering.
(a.) Attached as an attribute or circumstance.
(a.) Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.
(n.) One who adheres; one who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.
(n.) That which adheres; an appendage.

adjacent

adjacent
(a.) Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway.
(n.) That which is adjacent.

adjument

adjument
(n.) Help; support; also, a helper.

afferent

afferent
(a.) Bearing or conducting inwards to a part or organ; -- opposed to efferent; as, afferent vessels; afferent nerves, which convey sensations from the external organs to the brain.

affluent

affluent
(a.) Flowing to; flowing abundantly.
(a.) Abundant; copious; plenteous; hence, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches.
(n.) A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream.

aperient

aperient
(a.) Gently opening the bowels; laxative.
(n.) An aperient medicine or food.

apparent

apparent
(a.) Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.
(a.) Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
(a.) Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun.
(n.) An heir apparent.

appetent

appetent
(a.) Desiring; eagerly desirous.

argument

argument
(n.) Proof; evidence.
(n.) A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it.
(n.) A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
(n.) The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.
(n.) Matter for question; business in hand.
(n.) The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
(n.) The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.
(v. i.) To make an argument; to argue.

armament

armament
(n.) A body of forces equipped for war; -- used of a land or naval force.
(n.) All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification.
(n.) Any equipment for resistance.

assident

assident
(a.) Usually attending a disease, but not always; as, assident signs, or symptoms.

assument

assument
(n.) A patch; an addition; a piece put on.

averment

averment
(v. t.) The act of averring, or that which is averred; affirmation; positive assertion.
(v. t.) Verification; establishment by evidence.
(v. t.) A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.

bailment

bailment
(n.) The action of bailing a person accused.
(n.) A delivery of goods or money by one person to another in trust, for some special purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed.

basement

basement
(a.) The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. ( See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

besprent

besprent
(p. p.) Sprinkled over; strewed.

biliment

biliment
(n.) A woman's ornament; habiliment.

bivalent

bivalent
(p. pr.) Equivalent in combining or displacing power to two atoms of hydrogen; dyad.
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